Arenaria Montana Drought Tolerant Perennial Ground Cover Plant Seed

Arenaria Montana Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 8

Height: 4 inches


Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

House Plant: No

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Arenaria Montana

Planting Directions

Temperature: 64 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow seed and press firmly into soil

Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per cell or approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet

Moisture: Keep seed in constant moisture (not wet)

Spacing: 3 - 6 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Arenaria

Arenaria (Arenaria Montana) - Establish this evergreen, low-growing, vigorous perennial with Arenaria Montana seeds. Arenaria Montana is a treasured alpine or xeriscape rock garden plant.

Versatile ground cover

Arenaria is great for edging paths, between flagstones, in walls, a ground cover, or in trough gardens or rock gardens.

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How to grow

How To Grow Arenaria From Seed: Sow Arenaria Montana seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Transplant seedlings when danger of frost as passed. Arenaria ground cover plants are fairly drought tolerant once established.

Sometimes Arenaria is used as a lawn substitute. Grow in moist, but well-drained, sandy, poor soil in full sun. A. tetraquetra requires very sharp drainage. A. Balearica thrives in partial shade.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per cell or approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts butterflies
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Flower Specifications

Arenaria montana forms a low-growing evergreen cushion of dark green leaves, and it produces many white flowers during springtime. In sandy soils, this will root and spread slowly to form a patch. Arenaria plants prefer well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Divide these ground cover plants in spring or early fall.

  • Height: 4 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes